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Errors

Cohere uses conventional HTTP response codes to indicate the success or failure of an API request. In general:

  • Codes in the 2xx range indicate success.
  • Codes in the 4xx range indicate an error that failed given the information provided (e.g., a required parameter was omitted, a charge failed, etc.).
  • Codes in the 5xx range indicate an error with Cohere's servers (these are rare).

With a non-2xx response code, the response will be an error object in the following shape:

{
"message": string
}

Python#

try:
res = co.sample(
model=model,
prompt='sample prompt')
except cohere.CohereError as e:
print(e.message)
print(e.http_status)
print(e.headers)

Node.js#

(async () => {
const res = await cohere.generate(model, conifg);
if (res.statusCode !== 200) {
console.log(res.body.message);
}
})();